FINAL: WEST MIFFLIN 48, BELLE VERNON 14
Jimmy Wheeler did finish with 342 on 24 attempts.
9:49 p.m. - This one is over pretty much. Four minutes left. Subs now in. JIM WHEELER FINISHES WITH 342 YARDS ON 24 CARRIES FOR WEST MIFFLIN !!!!!
More later. Go to Post-Gazette high school web site for final scores as they come in.
Someone reported that North Hills top two rushers, Jordan Blackmon and Tyler Reddick, are both hurt and out of game. Another report says Reddick taken out on stretcher.
Javon Brown 85-yard punt return for Monessen and Hounds now lead Brentwood, 35-21.
9:44 p.m. - 63-yard TD run by John Green for West Mifflin. Now 48-14 West Mifflin. Wheeler now has 342 on 24 attempts.
9:42 p.m. - Jim Wheeler back in at halfback. 6:42 left and West Mifflin leads, 41-14.
End of third and Monessen leads Brentwood, 27-21.
9:36 p.m. - West Mifflin scores again. DiAngelo Mitchell 15-yard run. it's now 41-14 with 9:34 left. I think Wheeler might be done. Has 338 yards on 23 attempts.
From Canadian Curt, Mars beats Derry, 56-0.
Final: Woodland Hills beats McKeesport, 29-12
JIM WHEELER OF WEST MIFFLIN NOW HAS 331 YARDS ON 22 CARRIES AND WE'RE STILL IN THIRD QUARTER
9:23 - Ahhhhhh, it took Wheeler one play to do it again. 69 yards for TD on first play. It's 34-14.
9:21 p.m. - Belle Vernon turns ball over on downs at West Miffln 31. Wonder how long before Wheeler breaks another big one?
Brett Brumbaugh had three TD passes in first half for South Fayette.
Seneca Valley now leads, 29-19, over Pine-Richland
Brentwood has tied up Monessen, 21-21.
End of third quarter and Central Catholic still leads North Hills, 7-0.
WEST MIFFLIN 28, BELLE VERNON 14
9:14 p.m. - THERE HE GOES AGAIN!!!
Zip. Jim Wheeler takes handoff and goes 75 yards for a touchdown. Got into open and then outran everyone. Now has 262 yards on 21 carries.
9:12 p.m. - Fourth down. WM Corey Samudosky gets sack. West Mifflin ball.
9:11 p.m. - Belle Vernon on move to start third quarter. Now at West Mifflin 28. Third down and 11.
9:07 p.m. - I like this Snyder kid, soph. QB for BV. Not saying he's big-time Division I kid, but like his poise and accuracy. Has nice future.
Seneca Valley takes 29-11 lead on Pine-Richland.
North Hills 0 for 2 in field goals. Still trails Central Catholic, 7-0.
9:03 p.m. - Second half about to begin here.
Greensburg C.C. and Mount Pleasant tied, 21-21.
Pine-Richland slices Seneca Valley lead to 21-11 on TD pass from DiNucci to Jackson.
Chavas Rawlins 5 of 8 for 194 yards in first half for Monessen.
Monessen's Chavas Rawlins (WVU recruit) comes up with another big play. 87-yard TD pass to Gillespie. Monessen leads Brentwood, 21-13.
It looks like Butler will end its long conference losing streak. Golden Tornado leads Shaler, 26-0. Poor Chris Siegle, first-year Shaler coach. Must not have much.
Hampton 28, Highlands 0
South Fayette 34, Keystone Oaks 0
New Castle will probably become fourth PA team to win 700 games. Leads Riverside, 13-8.
Peters Township impressive on the road, leaidng Penn Hills, 7-0.
HALFTIME: WEST MIFFLIN 21, BELLE VERNON 14
Jim Wheeler has been tremendous for WM. So has QB Derrick Fulmore. Wheeler is not big, but quick and surprisngly powerful, too. Runs hard. 186 yards on 19 carries in first half. Fulmore has 87 yards on nine attempts.
West Mifflin speed has been tough for Belle Vernon to handle. But Leopards hanging in. Travis Snyder, only a sophomore, led nice drive late in first half. That was big to keep Belle Vernon in game. Snyder is 7 of 8 for 104 yards.
8:33 p.m. - Snyder gets Belle Vernon in end zone again. Nice call by BV coaches. Adam Ferita gets off line and gets open over middle for a 21-yard TD pass with 5.8 seconds left in half. PAT good. 21-14 West Mifflin leads.
8:31 p.m. - Belle Vernon trying to score. 9.7 left in half and Leopards are at West Miffln 21. Levis witha 20-yard run. Belle Vernon QB Travis Snyder, sophomore, having nice half. 6 of 7. Can he get in the end zone again, though?
Central Catholic leads North Hills, 7-0, at halftime.
From the boss, Seneca Valley leading Pine-Richland, 15-0, late second quarter.
8:27 p.m. - West Mifflin scores again. This time, Derrick Fulmore scrambles and runs 19 yards for TD. PAT good and it's 21-7 West Mifflin with 24.8 seconds left in half.
8:24 p.m. - Wheeler has West Mifflin moving again. Titans now at Belle Vernon 19 timeout with 32 seconds left.
Brentwood's Justin Vickless scores second TD, but PAT missed. Monessen still leads, 14-13.
North Allegheny leading Fox Chapel, 21-0.
Craig Meyer reports almost 20 minutes were played in North Hills-Central game before a pass was completed. Wow.
8:18 p.m. - After West Mifflin turned ball over on downs at Belle Vernon 31, BV gets on board. Levis makes 36-yard run. On next play Adam Ferita catches nice 42-yard TD pass from sophomore Travis Snyder. PAT good and it's 14-7 with 1:17 left in half.
8:14 p.m. - Still 14-0 West Mifflin. Late in first half. Wheeler has 157 yards already.
Ed Stockett 1-yard TD run and McKeesport goes ahead of Woodland Hills, 12-9, at half. TD on final play of half.
Chavas Rawlins 26-yd. TD run and Monessen leads Brentwood, 14-7
From colleague Craig Meyer, 46-yard touchdown run by Central Catholic's Leo Loughery and Central Catholic leads North Hills, 7-0.
From Ken Reabe, Franklin Regional leads Indiana, 21-0.
Could Butler end a long conference losing streak? Leads Shaler, 7-0, end first.
14-yard run by Justin Vickless and Brentwood ties Monessen, 7-7.
Safety for Upper St. Clair, leads Canon-Mac, 16-0.
8:01 p.m. - This game comes to this. Belle Vernon doesn't have playmakers like Wheeler and Fulmore.
8:00 p.m. - West Mifflin crowd much better now. Sorry for getting on you Titans fans for not showing up earlier.
Upper St. Clair leading Canon-Mac, 14-0.
From No. 3 White boy - North Hills and Central Catholic scoreless, 0-0, after first.
Woodland Hills gets 37-yd. TD pass from Cody McClelland to Tom Greene and goes ahead of McKeesport, 9-6, in second quarter.
7:52 p.m. - West Mifflin has two excellent athletes in backfield - Wheeler and Fulmore. Fulmore, the QB, just ran option and juked and jittered his way for a 49-yard touchdown. PAT good and it's 14-0 with 59.7 seconds left in first quarter. Is this going to be a long night for Belle Vernon? Wheeler and Fulmore might be too much.
7:50 p.m. - Belle Vernon starting to do a little better job on Jim Wheeler. He already has 107 yards, though.
Fort Cherry and Carmichaels tied, 7-7.
Woodland Hills gets safety, trails McKeesport, 6-2.
From Big Brad Everett: Monessen gets 79-yard TD pass from WVU recruit Chavas Rawlins to Clintell Gillespie and Greyhonds lead Brentwood, 7-0.
7:43 p.m. - Belle Vernon drives to West Mifflin 12 before turning ball over on downs. Fourth-down pass to TE incomplete.
From Kyle Piper: Rochester leads Shenango, 14-0
7:38 p.m. - Belle Vernon on move. Now inside West Mifflin 40.
South Fayette rolling again. Leading Keystone Oaks, 21-0, after first quarter.
7:34 p.m. - Well, West Mifflin RB Jim Wheeler is averaging 24 yards a carry. West Mifflin takes kickoff, starts at own 27. Wheeler goes 13, 27 and 33 yards for TD. At this point, what will he have about 965 yards at end of game. PAT good and it's 7-0 West Mifflin.
Washington leading Southmoreland, 24-0.
Will Hempfield go 2-0? I say yes. Spartans lead Latrobe, 7-0, first quarter.
7:26 p.m. - Haven't been to Belle Vernon in a while and forgot about this. Belle Vernon same fight song as Duquesne University.
7:25 p.m. - Guess West Mifflin fans don't travel well. Not many of them here.
A little easier for Clairton this week. 15-0 lead already.
North Allegheny goes ahead, 7-0.
From Horse Mrazik: McKeesport has taken 6-0 lead on Woodland Hills with 7:11 left in first quarter.
WEST MIFFLIN-BELLE VERNON PREGAME
7:16 p.m. - I think the last time I was at Belle Vernon was for a game when coach Aaron Krepps was playing - and Scott McClintock and Jason Murray were here. Might have to get back here soon. Why? Pretty good food spread in press box. Ha ha.
7:10 p.m. - I think I'm liking West Mifflin in this game. We'll see.
Both teams were winners in week one. This is a Big Nine Conference game that could tell if one of these teams is a serious contender for the top spot in the conference.
I always have liked Belle Vernon's stadium. One of the better places to watch a game. It has been renovated over the years but still has some old-time feel to it.
My first chance to see Belle Vernon standout offensive lineman Dorian Johnson live.